Greg's Latest Responses : Ask Greg The latest rambles and responses to questions asked by fans of Greg Weisman, co-creator of the Disney animated television show Gargoyles. Question from Anonymous <p><strong>Anonymous asks:</strong></p> <p> Given that martians can assume male or female forms, does that mean that their sexual orientations are likewise fluid? For example, would M'Gann find females attractive if she assumed the shape of a man? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> She wouldn't necessarily have to assume the shape of a man to find a female attractive. </p> <p> But basically, I think she finds Conner attractive, irrespective of his gender. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> Question from Tasha <p><strong>Tasha asks:</strong></p> <p> How long does a martian pregnancy last? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> I'm tempted to say 27 Earth months, but I don't want to be held to that. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> Question from Marvelman <p><strong>Marvelman asks:</strong></p> <p> There are some pretty smart and intuitive people on the League and on the team. It wouldn't surprise me if some of them suspected that Aqualad's apparent murder of Artemis wasn't what it seemed. There was Zatanna (who provided the glamor charm), Captain Marvel (who possesses the wisdom of Solomon), and Aquaman (who knew Kaldur as well as anyone and while not as brilliant as Batman still comes off as highly intelligent). Did any of them suspect the truth about Kaldur and Artemis? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> Largely no. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> Question from Todd Jensen <p><strong>Todd Jensen asks:</strong></p> <p> Not a question, but: </p> <p> I was reading Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd" yesterday, and one of the chapters involved an architectural gargoyle, which Hardy called throughout a "gurgoyle". This is the first time I've come across that variant spelling for "gargoyle", but I wanted to share it with you. (I don't know whether the variant was Hardy's invention or not, but it most likely stems from "gurgle", linked to many gargoyles functioning as waterspouts.) </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> Sounds about right. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> Question from Josh <p><strong>Josh asks:</strong></p> <p> Did Klarion offer Wotan, Felix Faust, Blackbriar Thorn, and Wizard anything in return for their help with his spell in "Misplaced?" </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> Do the Light a favor and the Light does favors in return. (Witness Count Vertigo.) </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> Question from Anonymous <p><strong>Anonymous asks:</strong></p> <p> Hey Greg! I have two questions.<br> 1. Do female Martians get periods?<br> 2. Can Superboy grow facial hair? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> 1. I'd lean toward yes, but I have honestly not thought about this. I'd have to study on it with the help of a biologist, I think. </p> <p> 2. To the level of any sixteen-year-old, yes. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> Question from Regulus <p><strong>Regulus asks:</strong></p> <p> 1) Were the Scout Scarabs sent out by the Reach prior to the treaty with the Guardians or would even that have been a violation? </p> <p> 2) Who actually needs to invite the Reach for it to be Guardian official? I imagine UN counts, but would a country's leader be valid to allow them into their controlled territory? Would a private landowner that wanted some friends be able to nullify Green Lantern jurisdiction? </p> <p> 3) Icon (at least) was referred to as the Cooperative Delegation a few times. Assuming that means that Earth was being evaluated for a place among the Collective, were they aware of the Rimbor Incident? </p> <p> 4) Was the Collector of Worlds from one of the worlds he mentioned? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> 1. All of the above. </p> <p> 2. I don't know about a small piece of land, but I suppose if Russia or China or the U.S. gave them permission to be on their turf, it would be okay. (Honestly, I haven't thought about it before now.) </p> <p> 3. If by "they" you mean the Collective, then yes. </p> <p> 4. In a way, he was from all of them. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> Question from Whitebeard <p><strong>Whitebeard asks:</strong></p> <p> Ahoy Mr. Weisman! </p> <p> In yer eyes, who is the most redeemable villain in yer show, Young Justice? </p> <p> I highly appreciate yer work; in fact it was ye who inspired a young scalawag like me to pick up a quill and start writing. </p> <p> Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum!<br> Season 3 looks to be quite fun! </p> <p> Savvy? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> Lots of villains are potentially redeemable. (It also depends on one's definition.) I'm not going to name names, because it could sound like I'm hinting at future plans, and, as always: NO SPOILERS. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> Question from Rachel N. <p><strong>Rachel N. asks:</strong></p> <p> Hello Greg!<br> Have you seen Disney's 2017 live-action Beauty &amp; the Beast film? If so, what did you think of Dan Stevens' performance capture work in the role of the Beast? Do you think that kind of performance/mo-cap work could be utilized in depicting Goliath and his clan if Disney were to ever make a live-action film of Gargoyles? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> 1. Yes. </p> <p> 2. I thought he was pretty good. </p> <p> 3. Yes, I think Keith David could create a mo-cap Goliath for live-action that would absolutely kick ass. ABSOLUTELY. KICK. ASS. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> Question from Christopher <p><strong>Christopher asks:</strong></p> <p> Hello from the UK Mr. Weisman. </p> <p> I know we saw in "Depths" that Ms. Martian and Superboy posed as Martian Manhunter and Superman respectively for a press conference so that the public didn't know about their mentor's situation. While press conferences are one thing, superheroics are another. </p> <p> So while the "Rimbor Five" were on trial for their crimes, who looked after their respective cities? Cause I doubt the likes of Joker or Poison Ivy would stop their criminal activities because Batman wasn't there to stop them. </p> <p> For example, did Nightwing go around Gotham dressed as Batman while Bruce was on trial to keep up the illusion that Batman was still around? Or was Gotham Batman free for those in-universe months Batman was away? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> No spoilers. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> Question from Dorkpool <p><strong>Dorkpool asks:</strong></p> <p> I have a question regarding Spectacular Spider-Man:<br> Were there ideas you had that you couldn't do for the show or had originally planned but ended up changing? And no, I'm not asking a "what would you have done for season 3" kind of question. It's more of wondering what original ideas you had for seasons 1 and 2, if those ideas ended up changing or pretty much stayed the same from development to screen, and what they were. </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> I've talked about this before. We had plans to use Kingpin and Johnny Storm - and weren't allowed to use either for legal reasons. We reordered a couple things, i.e. saved Kraven for Season Two and moved up Electro. But otherwise, we pretty much did what we set out to do. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p>